Hebrew Domain Names
The registration of Domain Names containing Hebrew characters,
like איגוד-האינטרנט.org.il, is available since Sunday,
The registration of Hebrew Domain Names is an expansion of
the existing Domain Name registration service and is done subject to the
To register a Hebrew Domain Name please contact one of ISOC-IL's
Direct registration of Hebrew Domain Names at ISOC-IL's website is not available.
How do Hebrew Domain Names work
Hebrew Domain Names use the IDN (Internationalized Domain Names)
suite of standards.
When a Hebrew Domain Name is typed in an IDN-aware browser
(or another application), the Domain Name is automatically translated into a
"traditional" Domain Name comprising of Latin characters, digits and hyphens.
The translated Domain Name is resolved in the global Domain Name System (DNS).
Most of modern browsers today already have IDN support.
In the world: the process for allocating IDN country code Top
Level Domains ("Fast-Track")
On November 16, 2009,
ICANN had launched the Fast Track process for the allocation of IDN country
code Top Level Domains ("ccTLDs").
The Fast-Track is intended for countries where non-Latin scripts
are used in their respective national languages. In the Fast-Track, ccTLDs will
be allocated in these languages for use by the local Internet community. The
purpose of such allocation is to create Domain Names that are written entirely
in one national language, without mixing with Latin letters, and by doing so
to help improve the local Internet community's accessibility to the Internet.
ISOC-IL is currently taking the steps required for the allocation
of a Hebrew ccTLD for Israel.
The opening of Hebrew Domain Name registration to the general
public was done following the completion of a
Sunrise Process in which a small
number of Hebrew Domain Names identical to names of incorporated entities and
to certain trademarks have been reserved.
To Sunrise results page.